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In 2019 we’ve seen blockchain startups taking the headlines once again with the Bitcoin price trebling, Facebook entering in the blockchain fray, and the successful completion of the inaugural Alchemist Blockchain Techstars Accelerator in New York City.

The promise of decentralization and a trustless economy is starting to garner global attention from Fortune 50 companies, venture capitalists, and even the United States Congress. These are some of the many reasons we are excited to announce the opening of applications for the second class of the Alchemist Blockchain Techstars Accelerator.

Over the next two months, we will be hosting open office hours across the world looking for inspirational founders that are solving big problems and tackling even bigger opportunities with blockchain technology. In December, we’ll invest $1.2m into 10 startups ($120,000 USD each) and invite them to join us for our 13-week mentorship driven program in New York on February 1, 2020.

As the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, we’ve seen firsthand how the combination of expert mentorship and influence can drastically alter the trajectory of success for a startup. Our selected startups will therefore work closely with over 100 curated mentors from within the global blockchain and New York startup community.

To date, Techstars has invested in 50+ blockchain companies with a combined portfolio value surpassing $600m and 92% of those companies still alive today. We know what it takes to find and help game changing founders, who will gain access to unique blockchain expertise, proven methodologies to accelerate their growth and increase their access to capital.

See below for where you can find us! Office Hours slots are limited, so register now.

Meet us in person 

Our team will be traveling throughout the fall. If you’re in the same city as we are — come pitch us!

Berlin, Blockchain Week — passed!

Tel Aviv, TLV Blockchain Week, September 9th — 16th — click here to join Yossi for Office Hours

Washington D.C. Startup Week, September 10th — 13th — click here to meet with Caroline

Boston, October 3rd — 4th — register here.

Osaka, DevCon, October 8th — 10th — click here to meet us for Office Hours.

Join us virtually 

We wish we could be everywhere, and embrace that this is a decentralized community building all over the world. If you don’t overlap with any of our in-person visits, check out the below opportunities.

Buenos Aires Office Hours, La Conexion — register here.

London Office Hours, DeFi Summit London — register here

Webinar: Blockchain Expertise, Business Accelerator, and a Path to Capital

General Office Hours- register here.

Female founder? Join Caroline for Female Founder Fridays


Yossi Hasson Yossi Hasson
Yossi is the Managing Director of the Techstars Blockchain Accelerator in NYC. Previously, he ran the Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in Cape Town. He is a passionate entrepreneur and angel investor. Prior to Techstars, Yossi co-founded SYNAQ, an open source cloud email security company. After scaling to 1 million users, SYNAQ was acquired by Dimension Data and awarded Top 20 Tech Startup in Africa by Forbes Magazine. Yossi has an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science. He also lectures on Entrepreneurship and is a member of Endeavor and Entrepreneurs Organization.